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News Release — October 18, 2006

Harry Ransom Center Announces Application Process for Research Fellowships

The application process has begun for 2007-2008 research fellowships sponsored by the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin.

The deadline for applying is Feb. 1, 2007. Information about the fellowships and the application process is available online.

About 50 fellowships are awarded annually by the Ransom Center to support scholarly research projects in all areas of the humanities. Priority is given to proposals that concentrate on the Center's collections and that require substantial on-site use of them.

All applicants, with the exception of those interested in dissertation fellowships, must be post-doctorates or possess an equivalent terminal degree or a substantial record of scholarly achievement.

A single application is required for consideration for all of the Center's fellowships. Because the Center matches scholars with appropriate fellowships, applicants do not need to specify a particular fellowship in which they are interested.

Each year the fellowship program has a special topic. This year's special topic will be "In Times of War." Special consideration will be given to research proposals that address and investigate the transatlantic cultural exchange of ideas, particularly those affected by times of war, and projects that inquire into the nature of the cultural and intellectual dialog between Europe and the United States. Research proposals do not have to relate to the special topic to be eligible for fellowship support.

The fellowships range from one month to two to four months, with stipends of $3,000 per month. Also available are $1,000 to $1,500 travel stipends and dissertation fellowships with a $1,200 stipend.

The stipends are funded by individual donors and organizations, including the Ransom Center, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Hobby Family Foundation, the Dorot Foundation, American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, South Central Modern Language Association and The University of Texas Office of Graduate Studies.

Awards will be announced by letter on or before April 1, 2007.